This download consists of five pages. The first page is a "friendly talk" probe to encourage students to think about magnets and the objects they attract. The second page is a GREAT formative assessment for learning about your students knowledge of magnets before AND after your lesson. I usually give my pre assessment the day before I teach. The third page is a magnet exploration chart. Students can get hands on experience testing magnets with different objects and recording their data. I typically give my students the formative assessment (pg. 2) again after the lesson is over to see what they have learned. It is great seeing their answers change! Page three is a chart that allows students to record data on magnets passing through materials. The last page is a simple learning "look back" to promote reflection and writing. Please leave comments on my product!